War Diary by Russell Bentley (“Texas”) #8: The Serpent and the Crown — My First Combat Position, “Troishka”

 

War Diary by Russell “Texas” Bentley

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This is the Fourth  Part of Texas’ diary.  The First Part, BIRTH OF A NATION, covering his departure from the U.S., arrival in Moscow, visit to Volgograd (Stalingrad), travel to Rostov, crossing the border into Donbass and arrival in Donetsk can be found here.  The Second Part, THE RED CAT, THE DRAGON AND THE SBU is found here.  In the Third Part, THERE IS NO WATER IN YASYNUVATA, Texas (pronounced “Tay-HASS” by Mexicans and Russians) joins the Novorossiyan Armed Forces (NAF) and undergoes basic training in the Vostok Battalion boot camp in Yasynuvata, along with Orion and Toro.   Texas channels the Lincoln Brigade, Jack London and Ernest Hemingway — journalism as compelling literature in a hurry… —The Greanville Post Editor Daniel Wirt.


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Special address of Vladimir Putin on cessation of hostilities in Syria

23.02.2016, Moscow.

The special regime on cessation of hostilities in Syria will commence on February 27. ISIL (Organization banned in Russia), “Jabhat an-Nusra” (Organization banned in Russia)” and other terrorist organization, recognized as such by the UN Security Council, are completely excluded from the cessation of hostilities (in other words, the war against them will continue).

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Ukrainian militants intimidate citizens of Russia and the Orthodox Church

22.02.2016, Ukraine.

In broadcast on private Ukrainian TV channel 112 Ukraine on February 20th, Ukrainian radical, former leader of The Ukrainian National Assembly – Ukrainian People’s Self-Defence (UNA-UNSO) Dmitry Korchinsky urged to take hostage the citizens of Russian Federation who are residing in the Ukrainian territory, and to eliminate the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), “PolitNavigator” informed.

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Russian Parliament: Terrorist attacks in Damascus a provocation of pro-Turkish forces

21.02.2016, Moscow.

At least 80 people were killed and over 200 were injured in several terrorist explosions that rocked southern Damascus suburb on Sunday evening. Another 46 people were killed and 115 were injured in two terrorist attacks in Homs earlier today, RIA Novosti reports. According to the media, ISIL (Organization banned in Russia) took responsibility for the attacks.

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Donbass: Children living on the front line visit aqua park in Donetsk

Ukrainian artillery shelling is heard in Gorlovka each day. Children, who live there, have a constant sense of threat, they constantly see destroyed houses around.

In December the members of “Essence of Time” unite got to know a family which lives on the very frontline in the Gagarina (Glubokaya) mining village. Kind people sent children’s clothes and donated money for them. We bought food products for them and together with Russell Bentley (“Texas”) gave them a certain amount of money in cash.

Elena and Natalya, the mothers of those families, decided to use this money for organizing a trip for the kids from their neighbourhood to the aqua park in Donetsk. “Children must have a childhood”, they said. Twenty children from Glubokaya village relaxed and received many positive emotions. However, the war is not over yet and the children have to get home early, before the shelling starts…

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